Saturday, September 11, 2010

Across the (other) Sea

So I have been in in Seoul for almost a month now. Things have been under control - for the most part. It has been great to get a start on learning the language and finding a few interesting parts of the city. Another big thing has been finding a place to live. And, yesterday I moved into a new apartment. It is still pretty bare, but I thought I'd throw up a few photos:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

8 Days

Wednesday: 4:20am alarms are always fun. The first leg of my adventure was to Livingston - about 20km outside of Edinburgh. Stared at light bulbs for 2 days. Return last flight on Thursday.

Sunday: Making 8:30am train to Hereford, which is next to Wales, didn't quite happen, but I caught the next one. Stared at light bulbs for a day and half. Returned in time for a late dinner on Monday.

Wednesday: Another 4:20 alarm to make the first flight to Milan. Got to attend the EU conference on Demand Response. Return last flight on Thursday, which was delayed by 90 minutes.

It is a shame the weather wasn't a bit better around Lago Maggiore. The conference room had a descent view.

I wish I could have had more time to take in these areas, but these on-the-ground experiences and opportunities are making the MBA really worthwhile.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

2010 Winter Games

The commercial-free BBC coverage of the Winter Games has been outstanding so far. I've been able to watch all of the men's individual nordic combined and the men's 10k sprint biathlon without any interruptions. It is too bad that that the UK commentators are pretty useless.

I have a bunch of other stuff to post at some point. Let's see if I can get it up sometime soon.

Friday, October 30, 2009

I miss Brazil....

... largely because I'm kind of hungry for some steak.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009


So I guess it shouldn't be a surprise, but fall is here. Like every other year, the leaves are starting to change colors, yet it is still a beautiful sight.

today I went the long way to school and took a few pictures as I walked through Hyde Park.

(That is the horse path on the left of the sidewalk.)

As the weather has gotten a bit colder, the parks haven't been quite as busy. Today the sun was out and so where lots of people.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Richmond Park

With a lighter class schedule this fall, I've found a few more free mornings to ride my bike than last year. While the parks around London can be super busy bordering on unpleasant during a nice weekend, mid-week they feel well utilized but a bit more spacious. Today was a nice day to be in the park.

This morning it was cold enough to see your breath as I rode the 25 minutes across town to Richmond Park. It was a good reminder that despite the sunny skies Fall is on the way.

Once in the park, it is easy to forget that you are still inside a major city.

At other times you feel the proximity of city. Seeing the large herd of deer (the website claims there are over 600 in the park) living a comfortable life in the shadow of tall buildings is still a bit strange.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Not Dead Yet

Ok, so it has been a while….

I’m back in London and am getting prepared for another semester of classes; although, this time around I’m doing a few things differently.

Last year I spent most of my time riding in parks and never ventured much into the country side. It isn’t that it never happened, but it just wasn’t part of the plan.

The last two weeks, I’ve joined a group that rides out of the city and have gotten in 4+ hours on the bike, none of which was doing laps around a park. This has been great. It also helps that the weather has been amazing both days.

View from the top of Box Hill,

which is a bit nicer than the view out of my study room